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Diary of a Chambermaid (1964 film)

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Diary of a Chambermaid

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Directed by Luis Buñuel
Written by Luis Buñuel
Jean-Claude Carrière
Based on The Diary of a Chambermaid
by Octave Mirbeau
Produced by Serge Silberman
Michel Safra
Starring Jeanne Moreau
Georges Géret
Daniel Ivernel
Françoise Lugagne
Jean Ozenne
Michel Piccoli
Cinematography Roger Fellous
Edited by Louisette Hautecoeur
Spéva Films
Dear Film
Distributed by Cocinor
Release dates
  • 4 March 1964 (France)
  • 16 September 1964 (Italy)
Running time
97 minutes
85 minutes (alternate French version)
Countries France
Languages French

Diary of a Chambermaid is a 1964 drama film directed by Spanish-born filmmaker Luis Buñuel and starring Jeanne Moreau as a Parisian chambermaid who uses her body and wiles to navigate the perversion, corruption, and violence she encounters at the provincial estate where she goes to work. Though highly satirical and reflective of his typical anti-bourgeois sentiments, it is one of Buñuel’s more realistic films, and generally avoids the outlandish surrealist imagery and far-fetched plot twists found in many of his other works. Julian Palka (1923-2002) was a Polish artist who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at the Graphic Design Faculty under Józef Mroszczak and Painting Faculty under Jan Cybis from 1945 to 1951. He mainly designed posters, creating around 100 posters and the same number of exhibition, museum, and event projects, for example, for Polish pavilions in Beijing (1953), Damascus (1954), Casablanca (1955), Milan and Barcelona (1960), Turin (1961), Leipzig (1959, 1964), Moscow (1965, 1969, 1974), Thessaloniki (1969), and for the Poznań expo. Apart from that, he did book graphic design and typography, spatial design (memorials), film (graphic design for Ludwik Perski’s documentary On Warsaw, but in a Different Way, 1960), and theatre (scenography for Leon Kruczkowski’s The First day of Freedom directed by Tadeusz Łomnicki, 1976).

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